2001 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The football (soccer) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 2002, the second level of Brazilian National League, was played from August 11 to December 22, 2001. The competition had 28 clubs and two of them were promoted to Série A and six were relegated to Série C. The competition was won by Paysandu.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Season2001
ChampionsPaysandu
PromotedPaysandu
Figueirense
RelegatedSergipe
Tuna Luso
ABC
Desportiva
Nacional-AM
Serra
Goals scored1,112
Average goals/game2,86
Top goalscorerSérgio Alves (Ceará) - 21
Biggest home winLondrina 7-0 Desportiva (8 November 2001)
Highest scoringSergipe 4-4 Anapolina (September 9, 2001)
Tuna Luso 6-2 Ceará (September 19, 2001)

Paysandu finished the final phase group with the most points, and was declared 2001 Brazilian Série B champions, claiming the promotion to the 2002 Série A along with Figueirense, the runners-up. The six worst ranked teams in the first round (Sergipe, Tuna Luso, ABC, Desportiva, Nacional-AM and Serra) were relegated to play Série C in 2002.

FormatEdit

The 28 teams were divided into two groups, win which each team played against each other twice. The four best placed teams in each group qualified to the quarter-finals, in which the first-placed team of the South-Southeastern Group played against the fourth-placed team of the North-Northeastern Group, the second-placed team of the South-Southeastern Group played against the third-placed team of the North-Northeastern Group, the third-placed team of the South-Southeastern Group played against the second-placed team of the North-Northeastern Group, and the fourth-placed team of the South-Southeastern Group played against the first-placed team of the North-Northeastern Group. The quarter-finals were played over two legs, and in case of tie in points, in case the away goals rule wasn't applicable, the team with the best campaign in the first phase of the two would qualify.the winners qualified to the final phase, in each the remaining four teams played against each other twice. The two best on this group would achieve promotion to the Série A of the following year. The six worst teams in the first stage were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C of the following year.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium 2000 Season
ABC Natal Machadão 18th in Série B
América de Natal Natal Machadão 21st in Série B
Americano Campos dos Goytacazes Godofredo Cruz 25th in Série B
Anapolina Anápolis Jonas Duarte 13th in Série B
Avaí Florianópolis Ressacada 15th in Série B
Bragantino Bragança Paulista Nabi Abi Chedid 30th in Série B
Caxias Caxias do Sul Centenário 7th in Série B
Ceará Fortaleza Castelão 22nd in Série B
CRB Maceió Pajuçara 16th in Série B
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 14th in Série B
Desportiva Cariacica Engenheiro Alencar Araripe 31st in Série B
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 9th in Série B
Fortaleza Fortaleza Castelão 5th in Série B
Joinville Joinville Ernestão 20th in Série B
Londrina Londrina Café 35th in Série B
Malutrom São José dos Pinhais Tancredo Neves 1st in Série C
Nacional-AM Manaus Vivaldão 27th in Série B
Náutico Recife Aflitos 6th in Série B
Paysandu Recife Curuzú 4th in Série B
Remo Belém Mangueirão 3rd in Série B
São Raimundo Manaus Ismael Benigno 11th in Série B
Sampaio Corrêa São Luís Castelão 12th in Série B
Sergipe Aracaju João Hora 28th in Série C
Serra Serra Robertão 17th in Série B
Tuna Luso Recife Ilha do Retiro 4th in Série C
União São João Araras Herminião 26th in Série B
Vila Nova Goiânia Serra Dourada 34th in Série B
XV de Piracicaba Piracicaba Barão de Serra Negra 28th in Série B

First stageEdit

North-Northeastern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paysandu 26 12 11 3 44 26 +18 47 Qualified to Quarterfinals
2 Ceará 26 12 5 9 50 36 +14 41
3 Náutico 26 12 5 9 44 38 +6 41
4 CRB 26 12 5 9 35 36 −1 41
5 Fortaleza 26 11 7 8 40 24 +16 40
6 São Raimundo 26 11 5 10 36 37 −1 38
7 América-RN 26 9 11 6 32 30 +2 38
8 Anapolina 26 10 4 12 45 47 −2 34
9 Remo 26 9 5 12 33 39 −6 32
10 Sampaio Corrêa 26 9 5 12 32 42 −10 32
11 Sergipe 26 8 8 10 38 41 −3 32 Relegation Playoff
12 Tuna Luso 26 8 6 12 36 45 −9 30
13 ABC 26 7 8 11 33 41 −8 29 Relegated
14 Nacional-AM 26 6 7 13 30 47 −17 25

South-Southeastern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Caxias 26 13 7 6 44 35 +9 46 Qualified to Quarterfinals
2 Figueirense 26 13 3 10 50 38 +12 42
3 Avaí 26 12 6 8 36 31 +5 42
4 União São João 26 11 8 7 45 31 +14 41
5 Joinville 26 11 8 7 39 26 +13 41
6 Vila Nova 26 12 1 13 43 44 −1 37
7 Americano 26 11 4 11 32 36 −4 37
8 Londrina 26 10 7 9 45 36 +9 37
9 Bragantino 26 11 2 13 40 43 −3 35
10 XV de Piracicaba 26 12 2 12 39 45 −6 33[a]
11 Malutrom 26 9 5 12 32 37 −5 32 Relegation Playoff
12 Criciúma 26 8 6 12 35 40 −5 30
13 Desportiva 26 8 5 13 26 48 −22 29 Relegated
14 Serra 26 6 6 14 33 49 −16 24
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 5 points were deducted from XV de Piracicaba for its use of a ineligible player in one of the matches against União São João.

Relegation PlayoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tuna Luso 1–2 Malutrom 1–0 0–2
Criciúma 3-1 Sergipe 3–1 0–0

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
União São João 0–0[1] Paysandu 0-0 0-0
Avaí 5–2 Ceará 2-0 3-2
Náutico 3–3[1] Figueirense 2–1 1–2
CRB 3-3[1] Caxias 3-0 0–3

Final stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion PAY FIG CAX AVA
1 Paysandu 6 2 3 1 16 10 +6 9 Promoted to Série A 2002 3–0 0–0 4–0
2 Figueirense 6 2 3 1 7 7 0 6 3–3 1–0[a] 2–0
3 Caxias 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 6 4–3 0–0 2–2
4 Avaí 6 1 3 2 8 13 −5 6 3–3 2–2 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was annulled at 90 minutes due to pitch invasion. While the result stood, Figueirense did not earn the points.

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Paysandu 34 14 16 4 60 36 +24 58 Promoted to 2002 Série A
2 Figueirense 34 16 6 12 60 48 +12 51[a]
3 Caxias 34 15 10 9 53 45 +8 55 Reached Final phase group
4 Avaí 34 15 9 10 49 46 +3 54
5 Náutico 28 13 5 10 47 41 +6 44 Quarterfinalists
6 CRB 28 13 5 10 38 39 −1 44
7 União São João 28 11 10 7 45 31 +14 43
8 Ceará 28 12 5 11 52 41 +11 41
9 Joinville 26 11 8 7 39 26 +13 41
10 Fortaleza 26 11 7 8 40 24 +16 40
11 São Raimundo 26 11 5 10 36 37 −1 38
12 América-RN 26 9 11 6 32 30 +2 38
13 Vila Nova 26 12 1 13 43 44 −1 37
14 Americano 26 11 4 11 32 36 −4 37
15 Londrina 26 10 7 9 45 36 +9 37
16 Bragantino 26 11 2 13 40 43 −3 35
17 Anapolina 26 10 4 12 45 47 −2 34
18 XV de Piracicaba 26 12 2 12 39 45 −6 33[b]
19 Remo 26 9 5 12 33 39 −6 32
20 Sampaio Corrêa 26 9 5 12 32 42 −10 32
21 Malutrom 28 10 5 13 34 38 −4 35 Winners of the relegation playoffs.
22 Criciúma 28 9 7 12 38 41 −3 34
23 Sergipe 28 8 9 11 39 44 −5 33 Relegated to 2002 Série C
24 Tuna Luso 28 9 6 13 37 47 −10 33
25 ABC 26 7 8 11 33 41 −8 29
26 Desportiva 26 8 5 13 26 48 −22 29
27 Nacional-AM 26 6 7 13 30 47 −17 25
28 Serra 26 6 6 14 33 49 −16 24
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 3 points deducted
  2. ^ 5 points deducted

SourcesEdit

  • "Brazil Second Level 2001". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  1. ^ a b c Paysandu, Figueirense and Caxias qualified due to having a better campaign in the first phase.